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22-08-2014

Israel's terror

Gaza

Briefing

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Sanctuaries

Breathing room

Environment
With the creation of two new sanctuaries, Maharashtra shows the way for a fresh approach to conservation.
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Obesity

Obesity epidemic

Data Stories
In the paradox that India is, malnutrition among the poorest is matched by obesity among the wealthiest.
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Education

Distorted lessons

India
If some textbooks published recently by the Gujarat government are any indication, right-wing ideologues and activists have started the saffronisation
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Tripura

Road to progress

India
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ICHR

Peddler of myths

General Issues
Social scientists fear that the new ICHR Chairman may revive the Sangh Parivar’s long-standing history rewriting project using Hindutva as a tool.
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Cover Story

Massacre of the innocents

Lead Story
The flattening of Gaza by Israel has nothing to do with Hamas or terrorism. It is about never-ending control over Palestinian land by the occupiers an
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Communalism

Feeding on fear

India
The Muslim-Sikh riots in Saharanpur are a part and product of the politics of consolidation in which the Muslim leadership stokes the fear of a commun
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Voice of dissent

Books
Arundhati Roy’s analysis of capitalism and its exploitative strategies is a vehement diatribe against neo-imperialism and the corporatisation of cultu
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Manager’s musings

Books
A detailed account of V. Krishnamurthy’s role in turning around several public sector behemoths.
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Urban Planning

Not so smart idea

India
The smart city, a 100 of which the NDA government has planned, is a utopian concept that excludes completely the urban poor and promises infrastructur
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Indonesia

People’s President

World Affairs
Joko Widodo becomes Indonesia’s first person from a non-elite, non-military background to win the presidential election, setting off charges of electo
Reservation

Justice restored

India
The Supreme Court restores a 1970 order relaxing norms in inter-departmental competitive examinations for S.C./S.T. candidates and upholds the constit
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Insurance

Reverse gear

General Issues
The BJP reverses its earlier opposition to allowing more foreign investment in the insurance sector and this may well jeopardise the country’s economi
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BRICS Summit

BRICS and bouquets

World Affairs
The forum came of age at its summit in Brazil, but it can realise its full potential and establish its geopolitical importance only by achieving great
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Judiciary

Judges in the dock

India
Justice Katju stirs up a controversy by questioning the extension of service and promotion of an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court who faced
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Anger on the streets

Lead Story
Governments, especially those of the U.S. and E.U. countries, have remained largely indifferent to the decimation of Gaza, while people across the wo
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Civil Services

Testing time

India
Civil services aspirants are determined not to allow the aptitude test of the preliminary examination this year on the grounds that it privileges the
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Controversy

Sikhs vs Sikhs

India
Haryana constitutes a separate Sikh gurdwaras management committee, but the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab insists that the Amritsar-based SGPC is the
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Plane truths

Lead Story
The U.S. blames the crash of the Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine on Russia, with the agenda of further tightening the sanctions against Moscow and exp
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Development Issues

3P thrust

General Issues
The CAG raises serious concerns over the viability of PPP projects and their overall cost and benefit to the government and consumers.
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Essay

Parivar & Partition

India
The lust for communal hegemony rendered impossible a sharing of power that could have preserved the precious unity of a great country. The Sangh Pariv
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Preoccupations

Gujarat model: The real story

Jayati Ghosh